February 20, 2008

God, Jesus, and Elvis

The kids and I rode past a cemetary on the way home from the bookstore yesterday. Tess noticed a group of perople gathered and asked why they were all standing there.

I explained, "Well, when people die sometimes they are buried. And that's called a grave..."

She then picked it up, "Oh and their families can come and see them whenever they want."

"Right, you got it."

"Well, Daddy," she continued further, "Who was the first person to die in the whole world?"

"In the whole world?"

"Yea..."

"Well, Tess, I'm not sure..."

Then Emma chimed in, "Was it God?"

"Well, no, because God is still alive and he's all around us."

Tess asked "Was it Jesus?"

"Well, Tess, Jesus did die but then he came back to life."

Then Anna, sweet sweet Anna, asked "Well was it Elvis???"

God, Jesus, and Elvis... We laughed all the way home.

6 comments:

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Awwwww, Elvis... I thought Elvis was still alive?!?!?!

Iron Girl Nyhus said...

Awwwww, Elvis... I thought Elvis was still alive?!?!?!

rocketpants said...

hilarious!! Kids crack me up.

IronJenny said...

Precious... ;-)

Linda Patch said...

I'm glad I came across your blog. I've been hoping to find other moms and dads who are parents to large families, with demanding professions, and still pursue their endurance (in my case Ironman) dreams. I'll be checking in.

I think sweet Anna gave the perfect answer! I loved it!

Lana said...

That is HILARIOUS! OMG - SO SO FUNNY! You're girls are so cute!